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Name calling and accusations -- the focus of the increasingly contentious presidential election tonight with words now -- gold continuing to haunt the president.
This comes against the backdrop of another surge -- 434000.
In the weekly jobless claims.
-- political correspondent Carl Cameron reports tonight from Boston.
Mitt Romney visited a Roxbury Massachusetts business to turn the screws on President Obama.
With -- word that new unemployment claims rose to 386000.
Once again exceeding the 370000.
Or -- that analysts say are needed for unemployment to drop below 8%.
The jobless claims are up in this country again.
And consumer confidence has now shown the third straight month of decline.
That is say a record which has not been met since 2008.
President Obama argued government has a role in Jacksonville Florida and hammered Romney has an out of touch rich guy.
Our opponents -- -- -- Same planned -- his allies -- -- Is to cut more taxes for the welcome.
-- more regulations for banks and that's what Mitt Romney believes that's what.
In his party and Washington believe.
Romney's got back on offense this week blasting the president for saying last week if you've got a business -- and build that someone else made that happen.
Romney -- the owner of a truck repair -- speak for himself.
I take umbrage.
At the suggestion that people don't start and build businesses.
So 500 barks when the president said that -- -- got a business you didn't build it -- -- talked to Brian.
And you learn that in fact he did build this business someone else isn't responsible.
For what he did hear Democrats accuse Romney in the right of twisting the president's words and pumped out -- video for context attacking Romney for misleading voters.
Just someone -- Romney's not backing down now I'm.
They know that there's some people who think what the president said it was just a gaffe.
It wasn't a -- It was instead his ideology.
The president does in fact believe.
That people who build enterprises like this really are responsible for it as far back as January 8 2009 prior to his inauguration then president elect Obama said this.
It's only government.
Can break the cycle.
That are crippling our economy.
-- a lack of spending leads to lost jobs which leads to even less spending.
-- an inability to lend and borrow stops growth and leads to even less credit.
Romney says the president's policies are choking off credit and upped the ante with a new ad featuring the president's recent remarks a small businessman and itself.
I don't match.
I've worked get a little -- -- we built this.
Why -- you demonizing.
Just say something like that is now.
It's insulting to every -- to win -- every innovator in America.
Neither candidate wants to campaign a defensive crowds they wanna be on offense the polls nationally are tied virtually tied across the country.
And in the state battlegrounds Ronnie seems to be gaining ground and the truth is both candidates against -- the next sixteen weeks sixteen weeks or so.
On both offense and defense front.
More on the contacts with the panel Carl Cameron in Boston tonight Karl thank you.
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